The Evolving Waterfowl Hunter

  Time certainly doesn’t stand still. When it comes to waterfowl hunting the landscape is much different today than it was when I first started hunting for web feet in the ’70s. Year to year, waterfowl numbers are up some years and down on others. Biologists tell...

Wolf shot in Luce County

Recently, a gray wolf was shot in Luce County Michigan. Since then, this has been the topic of conversation throughout this area. As a matter of fact, the issue came up at the recent U.P. Sportsmen’s Alliance meeting in Gwinn. At the meeting, DNR Wildlife Biologist...

WHEN THUNDER ROARS! THE MOST UNDERRATED SEVERE WEATHER HAZARD…

The sultry days of summer have faded but the season of powerful electrical storms is not over in our Great Lakes State. Nature’s way does not always follow the calendar and those with boating, camping hiking, fishing or hunting plans in our southern states should bear...

Northern Michigan’s Perch Fisheries

A great demand for this relatively easy to catch and very tasty panfish… Yellow perch are one of the most popular panfish fisheries in Northern Michigan and the Great Lakes. When I started my fisheries career in the late 1970s, yellow perch were overabundant in...

MIDDAY SHIFT For Rut Phase Hunts

Before your hunting plan for the upcoming rut phases is put to bed, consider this. How many times during the rut phases have you planned on sitting until noon or later on morning hunts and then aborted the hunt early due to a lack of deer sightings and boredom? Plans...